Resoluttion on the African Railway Training Institute (ARTI)


The Council of Ministers of the Organization of Africa Unity meeting in its Thirty- fifth Ordinary Session in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from 18 to 28 June, 1980,

Having considered the Secretary-General’s report on the activities of the Specialized Agencies of the OAU (Doc.CM/1040 (XXXV)) Part IV,

Recalling the provisions of Resolution CM/Res.741 (XXXIII),

Considering the activities undertaken by the Union of African Railways within the framework of the implementation of the said resolution and in particular as regards to the completion of the technical dossier and the search for financing of the African Railway Training Institute,

Considering the hopes that these efforts raised for the participation of bilateral and multilateral sources of financing provided they enjoy the active support and guarantee of the state concerned:

  1. CONGRATULATES the UAR on the remarkable progress made in the realization of the project;

  1. REQUESTS Member States of the UAR concerned,

    1. to take measures to participate in the financing of the construction and running of the Institute;

    1. to extend their guarantee and support for the UAR in its search for the sources of financing;

  1. APPEALS to African and international financial institutions, in particular the ADB, to show special interest in the implementation of the projects;

  1. URGES Member States which are not yet members of UAR to take steps to do so;

  1. REQUESTS the Secretary-General to follow closely the implementation of the project through the UAR and in collaboration with the ECA and the report to its Thirty-seventh Session.

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